John R. “Bob” Sirk, 95, of Marion, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville. He was born to the late Flava and Mary O. (Reed) Sirk Aug. 22, 1920 in Wabash County.
Born in Wabash County, Indiana Bob lived his younger years in Huntington County until 1945 when he moved to a farm in Grant County. A graduate of Banquo High School. He married Evelyn Wimmer May 11, 1941; she passed away Jan. 14, 1992. Bob served his country in the United States Army in WWII and was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of LaFontaine Christian Church of LaFontaine, Indiana. Bob was a 4-H leader, and his memberships also include LaFontaine Masonic Lodge, Military Order of Purple Heart and Veteran Battle of the Bulge.
Bob is survived by three sons, Robert Joseph “Joe” Sirk (Alys) of Angola, Jim Sirk (Betty) of Marion, and Flava Sirk (Leah) of Sweetser; one daughter, Sue (David) Landaw of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Scott Sirk of Fishers, Joel Keefer of Bloomington, Tony Sirk of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ryan Sirk of Marion, Joseph Sirk of Cleveland, Ohio, Kristen Sirk of New York City, N.Y., and Kaitlyn Sallee of Indianapolis; great grandchildren, Kate, Scotty, Mike, Jake, and Chloe Sirk, and Frank and Bret Keefer.
Bob was preceded in death by brothers, Jim Sirk and infant, Joseph Reed Sirk and a grandson, Timothy H. Sirk.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel 104 S. Main St., LaFontiane, with Pastor Brad Wright and Dan Guenin officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Etna Cemetery in Huntington County.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, at the funeral home.